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Catalinas Island, North

Catalinas North, located 11km from Flamingo on the East coast of Costa Rica, is the perfect dive site for beginner divers. This site provides a sheltered environment away from strong currents, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

Although Catalinas North is more renowned for its tranquility rather than its diverse marine life, divers can still encounter a variety of reef fish. With a little luck, sightings of rays and sharks are also possible.

The site is protected from currents throughout most of the year, as the main currents originate from the open sea. This feature makes Catalinas North ideal for Discover Scuba Diving and SSI certification courses, allowing divers to focus on improving safety techniques and compass navigation skills.

The sandy bottom dominates the area, with the exception of rocky formations around the island. Explorations of Catalinas North may also reveal fascinating creatures such as octopuses, seahorses, moray eels, and various species of starfish.

The dive depth close to the island ranges from 4 to 12 meters, creating an accessible environment for beginner divers. However, it is important to note that venturing further away can lead to depths exceeding 30 meters.

With a visibility of approximately 12 meters and a maximum depth of 18 meters, Catalinas North offers an ideal setting for beginners to immerse themselves in the underwater wonders of Costa Rica's Provincia Guanacaste.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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Overview of Catalinas Island, North

Depth:18m
Visibility: 0m - 12m
Experience level:
beginner

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